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Nobody Paperback – June 22, 2012
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"Absolutely riveting from opening scene to final page." -- Best-Selling Author Deborah Raney
"A taut, entertaining novel of mystery, intrigue and spiritual truth. Creston Mapes deals a winning hand in Nobody." -- Best-Selling Author James Scott Bell
"Tantalizing storytelling and unique plot twists abound. A winner." -- Romantic Times
"An excellent murder mystery." -- Christian Fiction Review
"Nobody had me fascinated from the first paragraph and kept the surprises coming to the very end. From now on I'll read anything by Creston Mapes the instant it hits the shelves." -- Best-Selling Author Athol Dickson
"Read this book where you can make a little noise. From the time Hudson Ambrose dips his hand into a dead man's pocket until the moment this novel ends, you're going to find yourself talking back at the pages." -- Best-Selling Author Tom Morrisey
"Mapes has a way with words. And a way with characters. And a way with dialogue. And a way with story. Read this one. If you can stand the glimpse in the mirror." -- Best-Selling Author Melanie Wells
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(P.S. This was a huge page-turner, but NOT nightmare inducing, a fact I appreciate since it kept me up reading till late into the night!)
Hudson Ambrose, a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, responds to a call on the police scanner about a potential shooting at the Civic Center North bus stop. First on the scene, Hud finds the dead body of a homeless man sitting on the bus stop bench. When the police are slow to arrive, Hud decides to go through the man's pockets, looking for any information that might help him with a story. When he finds a bankbook with a balance of $689,000 and a safe deposit box key, he is shocked. While disgusted with himself for stealing from a homeless man, Hud flees the scene with the items; certain there is a blockbuster story in the making. But Hud has no idea what a hornet's nest of trouble his split-second decision will stir up, and how his investigation into the life of one homeless man will alter his own life forever.
If I were to give Creston Mapes' books an underlying theme, it would be Romans 3:22: "We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are" (NLT). From rock stars to homeless men, Mapes has a special talent for creating genuine and compelling characters on authentic journeys of faith--powerfully portraying Christ's love, mercy and redemptive power for all of His children. Creston Mapes, with consistently skillful writing, has become one of the authors whose new books are automatically included on my to-be-read list. If you enjoy page-turning suspense and well-written characters--a story that will not only entertain but also challenge your thinking--then Nobody is the book for you.
Armchair Interviews says: Creston Mapes does it again.
Hudson finds out the dead man is Chester Holt. He has a bank book in his pocket that states he has a balance of half a million dollars. He also finds a safety deposit box key and later that day discovers tons of cash in the box. Why did this homeless man have so much money, and who killed him? As Hudson investigates the life of Chester Holte, he meets Holly Queens, a beautiful woman who was helped by Chester. He also meets a bunch of other people who loved Chester. By searching Chester however, Hudson leaves him vulnerable to being set up for the murder, and this novel is about Hudson trying to prove his innocence, find out who killed Chester, and find meaning in his life as well.
Why I didn't like the novel: This is always hard for me to write, because the novel contains an excellent message about what it means to be a Christian, and the character of Chester Holte is a perfect example. There are other Christian lessons to be learned such as those of forgiveness and the true role of the church in the community. However, these great messages can be lost when the story around it is so poorly told. Below are a few examples.
Holly Queens is sweet, good-natured Christian who for some reason has a boyfriend who beats her and abuses her.Read more ›
My only negative comment is that the religious aspect I felt was dragged out a bit too long and had too much emphasis on it in the later chapters. It really wasn't a major issue in the beginning but then began to drag on. I knew what the outcome was going to be and I just kept wishing he would get there so I could find out the "real " ending of the book.
Reviewed by Cathy Schanz
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I did not want to put this book down. It was a fast-paced, unique mystery thriller with engaging characters. Read morePublished 2 days ago by D. M. Hamlin
Wonderfully inspiring Christian, murder mistrey. With a few surprise twists I didn't not expect. Thank you Creston MapesPublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
First time venture in Christian novels. The author did a great job pulling on emotions and feelings throughout the read. Good start for me as I'm lookingPublished 1 month ago by Playme60
I enjoyed the characters, story line, and switching to different characters how talked in their hneads, and to the others. Thank you for writing this book.Published 3 months ago by Herta Jesse
I enjoyed this book. I thought it was a good mash-up of Mystery and Christian. It took me a while to get in to it but once I did, I didn't want to put it down!Published 6 months ago by bobbinrobin
This was a new Author for me and I loved this book😀 had a very good plot and message!!Published 6 months ago by angel jones